Summerland in winter
Green Ivy heading north to Christchurch through the snow and ice of the big freeze late June, with temps reaching -20c.
T909 over the Wairau
Andrew Harnett and his Daniel Smith Industries' T909 heading up to Picton on the inland route through the Wairau Valley with a load too large to take up the Kaikoura coast. This is a well worn route for this rig...
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Country meets ...tourists
The Tekapo sheep sale held on Feb 28th dragged in trucks from all over Canterbury, with Barwood Motors, Hobbs & Banks, Cheviot, Rural, Temuka, GVT and others turning up at the iconic tourist village for the sale.
Surrounded by the Tekapo village, and overlooking Lake Tekapo, this sale is almost unique in that the sale yards haven't been run out of town, and the sight of all this class hardware pulling into the dusty paddock surrounded by high-dollar holdiay homes had all the tourists running for their cameras.
Thanks to Barwood Motors, with Stuart and Shannon pointing me in the right direction to get some early morning footage in the back-country.
Lake Coleridge 100-years of power
One of the biggest gathering of traction engines seen for some time that gathered to mark their contribution 100 years ago to the building of the Lake Coleridge Hydroelectric Power Station.